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Kuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock - Kuhnhenn Brewing Company

Kuhnhenn Raspberry EisbockKuhnhenn Raspberry Eisbock

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

798 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 798
Reviews: 410
rAvg: 4.4
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Kuhnhenn Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Eisbock |  15.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-27-2003)
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Darkness snifter.

Pours a purple velvety shade, from a vintage 2007 bottle. Looks just like grape juice. No head whatsoever. Smells incredibly sweet. Like cotton candy with some dark fruit. Taste was a shocker for me. Not what I was expecting. I thought it would be sweet like in the smell. Instead it was overripe berry with a lot of salt. The saving grace was the noticeable raspberry taste that was left in the back of your throat. Very pleasant aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden in this brew. The beer went down very fast in all. Good thing there wasn't more to drink, because I would have drank them all and probably ended up face down on the floor.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2011 15:57:42 | More by TheDudeRules
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sopor

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2004 batch drank 7/23/06

Dark ruby brown and golden tinged beer pours thickly into my chalice with very little head, just a tan ring of foam.

Smooth melted creamy chocolate with tart raspberry, kissed with dark fruits; plums, prunes and blackberries.

Up front, almost cloying sweetness segues into bitter black/dark chocolate, like 60% cocoa, with tart raspberry and sour prune. The slightest hint of coffee and roast malt come out in the end.

Body is the perfect balance of slick & thick! Delicate carbonation makes for an AWESOME body!

Not super quaffable, but extremely complex and tasty. A must have.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2006 19:50:15 | More by sopor
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westweasel

Illinois

4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I received this bottle in a trade about four months ago. I was saving it for a good day, and since this is the last day of my summer vacation - it seemed appropriate.

Aroma - strong caramel, toffee, and raspberry scents abound. I was expecting more of an alcohol smell with a beer of this strength, but it is very subdued.

Appearance - The beer pours out a cloudy, medium leathery brown color with a reddish tint. There is a very thin ring of beige bubbles around the surface of the beer.

Taste - Some great layers of flavor are present. Caramel and toffee are the first things present followed by some tart raspberries and then a bitter alcohol flavor. The raspberries are obviously present but not overpowering. There is a lot of balance in the flavors.

MF - Very full and lush with low carbonation.

Drinkability - Wow this is one great tasting beer! A very pleasing combination of flavors that play very well together. This is like a caramel-raspberry dessert.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 21:20:25 | More by westweasel
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bret27

California

4.53/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage bottle into tulip

S: Raspberry explosion, with currants, port, chocolate, little alcohol (reminds me a little of a strong New Glarus Rasp. Tart)

A; Dark brown/red. Extremely little carbonation.

T: Basically the same as smell for me, but with the alcohol burn taking the front seat.

M: A little thin. Little dry. Kind of like sherry or wine actually.

D: Pretty darn good, considering it's supposed to be a fruit dessert beer, and the abv is huge.

Overall: More of a mutant hybrid drink than a classic beer. The strength and booze is definitely present suggesting they took the "Eis" style seriously. The only thing this reminds me of in the beer world is some of the New Glarus stuff and some of Kuhnhenn's other strong offerings.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2009 08:10:35 | More by bret27
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried this at the Great Taste. Poured red with no head, just a few bubbles from the bottom. The smell was far better than I thought it would be. A nice maltiness with the Raspberries in there adding a tart sweetness that really worked. The taste was fantastic! A smoothness from the thickness of the malt, then your left with a great flavor of raspberries all over your mouth! Very smooth and easy to drink for a 13% beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 21:59:44 | More by madtowndmb1
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punkrkr27

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2004 bottle. Absolutely delicious raspberries, molasses, chocolate, and coffee! Beautiful mahogany color. Nice rich mouth feel with just a touch of carbonation to clean the finish. This is simply wonderful. This is the epitome of dessert beer. I highly reccomend serving it with a really nice, moist piece of chocolate cake.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2009 18:32:20 | More by punkrkr27
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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 bottle, drinking in 4/2011.

Looks like maple syrup. Very little head but some remains on the edges throughout.

Super malty, boozy smell, like a barleywine that's turned over but hasn't gone bad.

Ah, beautiful taste. Like chocolate covered raspberries. Very tart finish. Toffee malts in there too. A great swirl of flavors. Right combination of sweet and tart and well-blended too. Oak and cherry flavors too. The booze is definitely present, but the booze is needed to put an edge on the sweetness/tartness.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2011 22:27:46 | More by birderbeerer
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Verecund

Texas

2.05/5  rDev -53.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This was shared by a generous BA on 02.12.2011. After tasting a few beers, I went home and jotted down notes for this one beer, because it was so memorable. 2007 nip bottle, I believe, split three ways.

Pours a dirty, mud brown with just the smallest wisps of head.

Raspberry puree, but not as straightforwardly so as I expected. Instead it's buried beneath a layer of caramel maltiness. A sweet tootsie roll chocolate. Okay - now imagine that all of this is rotting in your garbage disposal. Divide by two. There. That's the smell.

Raspberry cough syrup, rotting dark fruit, molasses, caramel malts, and lots of cocoa. Sweet, as expected, but certainly not cloying because of a certain earthy bitterness. It's a little oxidized, which does terrible things to the raspberry character (adding, e.g., soy sauce). Not what I expected.

Medium-low carbonation, with a medium to medium-light body. Unpleasant finish. Hides its alcohol well enough after 3-4 years.

Well, the 6.3 ounces were split three ways, so I think I'm officially a ticker. I finished my sample, but this was not a sweet, syrupy raspberry dessert beer, as expected, but tasted of spoiled fruit and spent grains. Bizarre, I have to wonder if this is an off bottle (which wouldn't surprise me given Kuhnhenn's track record).

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 23:51:02 | More by Verecund
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radshoesbro

California

4.38/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Been wanting to try this one for quite some time, many thanks to Matt for opening this one!

Poured from a plain 187ml bottle, 2007 vintage into my Rapscallion snifter.

Pours a beautiful raspberry red. No head or lace, but that's to be expected for something with such a high ABV. The edges, where the beer touches the glass are considerably lighter than the rest of the beer. Much more so than usual I think.

Smells of raspberry and dark chocolates. Has a very sweet smell, and not at all hot. There is a sweetness from the faded alcohol, but it does seem obvious that it's not going to be hot.

Tastes of sweet raspberry chocolate. It's pretty delicious! There's a slight bitterness that seems more like bitter chocolate than hops. The caramel isn't really noticeable, but I think it's what's adding this nice creaminess. The creaminess seems reminiscent of a nitro tap. I would say more like a cask, except it's definitely got a nice amount of carbonation in the body of the beer. There's a small chocolate bit at the end, which grows as it warms. It's not overpowering at all, and it really adds to the enjoyment of this brew.

Feels excellent in the mouth, but it could use a little bit more to it. I don't know if I want more carbonation, but it just doesn't seem perfect.

This is a very drinkable desert beer, and I really wish that there was more of it to go around!

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 02:21:39 | More by radshoesbro
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AdamGarcia

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

6.3oz bottle served in Darkness snifter. 2007 vintage.

A: Pours a deep reddish brown...much darker than expected. Huge glob of sediment plops into my glass! Guess I should have been a little bit more careful. No head to speak of.

S: Rich and sweet. Dark chocolate bar with rasberry filling. Carmel. Slightly boozy. Decadent.

T: Sweet rasberry sauce. Chocolate, carmel, vanilla, and some butterscotch. Quite complex. Flavors of plum and red grape. Dessert in a glass.

M: Viscous and slick. Carbonation is minimal. Coats the palate wonderfully.

D: This tiny bottle is plenty. The alcohol is actually fairly well hidden. Malt lovers rejoice. This is a sipper for sure. I do wish I had more bottles of this to set aside for certain occasions. Too rich to drink more than one serving, which is obviously the intention of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 07:18:00 | More by AdamGarcia
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jim102864

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Scored this 2007 vintage in a trade this past fall and kept it for a special occassion. Certainly, a great way to ring out 2008 on New Year's Eve.

Poured from the miniscule, 6.3 oz, burgundy-red wax capped bottle into my Leffe stemmed goblet. It poured very viscous and cloudy, almost pulpy it's so thick. Upon swirling, it's as if the raspberry pits cling to the glass.

On to the nose. An explosion of ripened raspberries, like jam in a glass. I feel like making a PB & J sandwich it's so bountiful. I like a brew that clearly states it's case even before I sip it.

I let the bottle rest on the kitchen counter for 15 minutes and then another five or so in the glass before the first magical sip. Like a chocolate candy with raspberry filling! Chewy and fruity with a mild alcohol burn in the finsih. Thick and full bodied. Fruity esters abound like raspberry preserves and caramel sandwiched as one. Then caramel notes become more dominant as it warms further.

This is a tongue-coater. The raspberry goodness pricks the sides of your tongue then fades with a flourish of mild alcohol bite.

Obviously a special, world-class treat, meant to be savored as I did in front of a fire on New Year's Eve. I hope they make it to the Extreme Beer Fest again like they did last year.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2009 11:25:32 | More by jim102864
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Chadbrew

Delaware

4.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a huge thanks to Northertimber for the opportunity to try this one. This is my RedRider BB gun if you know what I mean...
Gorgeous caramel color and an apparent fullness to the body in this. Initially there is a burst of brownish head that flashes then falls away like fireworks. Even before pouring there is this chocolate/vanilla/raspberry all macerated in brandy aroma that involuntarily lifts the corners of your mouth in anticipation. The flavor starts very alcohol with huge chocolate covered cherry sweetness. There's raspberry cordials dripping in sweet brandy, what a treat. The body is superb... not syrupy like the rest of the beers composition would lead you to believe, it's actually full and lush and goes down velvety but finishes so clean.
I initially felt like the size of the bottle was a bit of a marketing rip-off but I realize that, for me anyways, this was perfect to thoroughly enjoy without biting off more than I could chew. I will truly be seeking this out for the holidays every year from here out.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2005 23:13:55 | More by Chadbrew
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semibaked

Kentucky

4.55/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip Glass, bottle is from 2007.

A - Pours a murky dark brown with some faint reddish highlights. A very very thin ring of foam around the glass. Pours as it has 0 carbonation.

S - Unbelievably great smelling, Wonderful combination of bright raspberries, milk chocolate, and caramel. Man they should make a cologne that smells like this.

T - Wow just terrific, raspberries, chocolate, and boozy, but not complaining about that.

M - Good medium bodied, silky smooth, and very little carbonation.

D - Man this is just pure luxury! Definitely try to get a hold of this gem if you can, don't worry about the price, it is totally worth it!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 23:15:57 | More by semibaked
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Px2GrafX

Virginia

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

at room temperature this 2004 vintage pours a deep muddy red with a light tan head. after a vigorous pour the head drops quickly to a ring around the glass. minimal lacing. aroma is huge with cherries, sweet raspberries and a vinous alcohol. after drinking you'll notice a chocolate aroma as well. first sip is incredible. tastes more like cherries than raspberries, but the raspberries are definitely there. tastes like chocolate covered berries with a only hint of well placed alcohol and a nice warming effect at the back of the sip. tingles on the sides and back of the tongue. champagne-like taste and feel. sweetness is counterbalanced by a touch of unripe cherry bitterness. little to no hop character. the mouthfeel is a nice, almost fluffy medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. despite the high abv, the alcohol is well hidden, but rears it's head at the perfect times. easy to drink, but the burn and warming effect keep you slowly sipping. paired absolutely deliciously with some belgian chocolates. (the darker the better) overall, this brew comes with a lot of hype and doesn't disappoint. coming from someone who doesn't generally enjoy fruit in his beer, this is simply delicious and an absolute must try.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2006 04:25:11 | More by Px2GrafX
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joshuaseresse

Minnesota

4.8/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage. Released at the 2010 Winter Solstice I do believe. Thanks to normyk once again for an excellent brew. You're too kind, Will! Split with my girlfriend and served in a snifter:

A - Pours a rich ruby, golden, mahogany color. No head, only a few bubbles toward the middle. No lacing.

S - Wow! Cheese cake with raspberry syrup. Bits of cherries and strawberries but huge on the raspberries. A bit of chocolate, vanilla ice cream and candy.

T - Raspberry puree, chocolate and pie crust. A bit of a red wine flavoring. Lactose and sugar. Taste largely follows the nose.

M - Really smooth and slightly creamy finish. Really no carbonation. A bit like fruit juice and raspberry syrup combined.

D - This would be a perfect size for one person but since I split it with someone else I wish it was at least a 12 ounce bottle. Really enjoyable! Went down easy. The smell is just outstanding (I almost didn't want to drink it but rather smell it instead.) A wonderful brew and one that I will continue to seek out more of. A must try!

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2011 15:13:15 | More by joshuaseresse
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0110x011

California

4.65/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bubble-less, murky, brandy red-brown into a snifter. No head, and with it, no lace. A bit of a swirl leaves a sticky sheet on the sides of the glass. Viscous as hell. This beer has one of the best fragrances I have smelt in my life. And i'm not just talking about beer. The raspberry, yes, but throw in plum, currant, cocoa, cinnamon, and a multitude of others I can't quite put my finger on. The flavor is equally glorious, with the raspberry and cocoa being the dominant flavors, with dark fruits and spice galore. The booze is there, but not nearly what you'd expect from an ABV this high. Amazing complexity. Mouthfeel is as viscous as it looks, thick and juicy. A serious sipper, I fully understand why this comes in a 6.3 oz bottle. Too much of this stuff could kill a moose.

Overall, a fantastic and unique beer. More along the lines of a cordial or liquer, this is made to be sipped slowly and savored.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2008 05:10:04 | More by 0110x011
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks for the hookup MichiganderHB...after trying this at a tasting last week, I needed moar.

A - KRE pours ruby brown in color with a bit of a cognac-looking rim; the head is minimal and the carbonation scant. Visually, this one is nice but not overly impressive. In fact, in a visual lineup only, I'd probably skip it.

S - this beer smells like toasted and caramelized sugar drizzled over warmed raspberries with a touch of maple syrup; if you bury your shnozzwanger in the glass, you might get a hint or two of alcohol and sexual warmth

T - Jesus H. tapdancing...I was sauced when we got to this bottle last week...and had destroyed the palate with stouts, ba stouts, and DIPAs...and this fucker still stood up righteously. That sentiment hasn't changed this evening. KRE tastes like a stack of raspberry jam french toast with heated maple syrup and powdered sugar drizzled all over it. Throw in a bit of tanic herb flavors and just a subtle hint of booze and we're off to the races.

M - there's one thing anyone drinking this beer should know: the 15.5 is one of the sneakiest high-abv beers I've ever encountered. Seriously, is that a misprint? This beer is warm, thick, and just the slightest bit of syrupy. Maybe I have bigger balls than most, but I don't get the "big booze" flavors. Sure it's warm and it'll redden your cheeks, but you don't get that in the mouth...you get it long after your sip has permeated your gut.

O - just wow...this is really an amazing beer. I may be a wordsmith, but it was best described to me by someone else: KRE is raspberry french toast in a glass. It's kind of an unreal beer and it really makes you wonder how on earth the managed this flavor. Maybe I need to get a hold of KBE too...as far as fruit-forward goes, this mofo takes the pancake.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 23:04:39 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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tarheels86

California

3.68/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Miniature bottles courtesy of my boys SpencerDB, CaptainCougar, anyone else? So we tried 2004 and 2007. The pour is murky, muddy brown with low carbonation. Let me just say that this was not impressive whatsoever. Okay- it’s a slightly raspberry tangy super malt forward barleywine. I mean that is what this is. There is a lot of milk chocolate, raspberry chocolate, and it is just full of toffee. I mean it’s good but nothing that blew me out of the water. And that was the ’04. The ’07 literally tasted like broccoli. So- this is one that I’ll have to revisit. For now- meh. 7/4/6/3/12=3.2

Another 2007 bottle. Pours muddy, reddish brown and completely flat. Excellent aroma that is full of toffee, creme brulee, caramel, chocolate covered strawberries. Taste is tart, light, more raspberry character than I remember. Still thin bodied. 9/4/7/3/13=3.6

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 15:38:58 | More by tarheels86
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numenor1

North Carolina

4.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2004 vintage

Pours very thick muddy ruddy reddish brown with the slightest, quickly disappearing head. The appearance is otherwise unimpressive except for the light coming through the beer and glass creates the most amazing red light on my table. Smells of raspberries, cherries, hugely concentrated malts and faint chocolate. The taste is where this stuff really shines. Amazing flavors. Initial stabs of chocolate then sweet raspberries to quite tart cherries, maple syrupy flavors, more chocolate, chocolate coated candy raspberries. Hints of chambord. Wisps of spiciness? Huge interplay and great depth of flavor. Lingers on well too. Alcohol is not present. Unique. Mouthfeel is quite full but has vibrant carbonation as well and all fits together perfectly. Drinkability is staggeringly impressive. Alcohol is imperceptible and apparent only in throatwarming. What an incredible beer. The first eisbock i've actually enjoyed.

Thanks to Northerntimber and No BS BIF for this sample

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2006 21:36:05 | More by numenor1
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johnd513

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was delighted to find this 2007 vintage on the shelf at a inconvenience store with an extensive beer collection along with Tenacious Cassis on a trip to downstate MI. Pours a murky brown color with a tan head. The smell is the most interesting part of this beer with dark fruits, chocolate and liqueur. The taste is not as interesting with a thick syrupy sweet taste of rasberries. The mouthfeel is thick and coats the tongue. Overall, I am glad I tried this beer but I expected much more. However, if you have a chance Tenacious Cassis is a must.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2009 23:12:32 | More by johnd513
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xpimptastikx

Texas

4.6/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I received this in the recent White Whale BIF and couldn't wait any longer to try it.
6.3oz 2007 bottle served in a small snifter.

A - Pours a rich caramel with reddish hue. I think I see a few small bubbles of carbonation, but didn't expect any given the abv.

S - Fresh tart raspberries dipped in caramel chocolate. I could smell this all night long.

T - Big malty raspberries, chocolate, caramel, and cherries. I thought it would be sweeter in the sugar sense, but it's just massively malty sweet.

M/D - The amount of carbonation is perfect for this beer. It just slightly bubbles over your tongue, but leaves your mouth lingering with the malty syrup. Drinkablity is great, and the bottle size is absolutely perfect.

I need to find at least one more bottle of this to see what its like at 3+ years...

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2009 02:18:11 | More by xpimptastikx
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Beerisheaven

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out of a 2007 vintage bottle into a flute.

I tried this two different times, one week apart. I must say that my first tasting left me somewhat disappointed vs. the incredible hype that this beer receives. I thought that it was very good but not exceptional.

As I had a # of beers the first time I tasted it, I tried another bottle one week later without having a # of beers behind me already when tasting. I also allowed it to warm a bit before tasting.

Rich brown color with minimal head and lacing. The taste is a rich caramel flavor without an overpowering taste of rasberry. Some rich ripe fruits come through with a warming finish at the end.

On the second time through, I really, REALLY enjoyed this beer. You want more of it but unless you are willing to shell out $30 for 2 bottles, you have to make due with just one.

I am already looking forward to pulling these out of the cellar for X-mas Eve and NY Eve this year. A really fine beer that is worth trying. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2008 23:36:25 | More by Beerisheaven
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

2012 Vintage

Thanks to Chris for sharing this bottle, I was really looking forward to giving it a try.

Pours a dark translucent red, little to no head.

Smell is of raspberries (duh) and plastic. Not very appealing.

The raspberries definitely prevail in the taste, and a slight chocolatey flavor comes through as well. A bit sweet, and very hot. The flavors are really very muddled, I was expecting a much purer raspberry taste.

This feels very thick on the tongue, but is also extremely hot and tingles the tongue as you savor. Never felt such a hot beer on the tongue before.

Overall, this beer was a miss for me. I'm very glad I was able to try it, as I now know that it is absolutely not worth the hunt or the price tag.

2007 Vintage

Thanks again to Chris for sharing the 2007 bottle.

Similar characteristics to the 2012, except the heat was gone. Less raspberry and more chocolate flavor. I prefered this to the 2012, but it is still not a beer I particularly enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 19:48:27 | More by thebigredone
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ken3c

Michigan

4.83/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown with a tinge of red. Small ring and small islands of foam dwindles to tiny bubbles here and there. A couple sesame seed sized sinkers.

A heady smell of dark chocolate and cooked raspberries are tempting in the extreme.

The aroma is almost an invitation to disappointment but I must say that this was everything I thought it could be. Chocolate malted milk with raspberry. Not as intense as the aroma but quite a bit more complex. There is a berry seed bitterness and a tartness that lasts, literally, for hours. Like a mouthwatering SweetTart under your tongue tartness.

Surprisingly medium in body. With so much aroma and flavor, I expected it to feel thicker. Very creamy. Plenty of carbonation tickle to make it even more interesting.

There is a reason that it comes in a 6.3oz bottle. I could not imagine drinking more in one sitting. Even so, it took me over an hour to fully savor it and I still felt like I was drinking too fast. Very enjoyable. Very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2006 04:33:46 | More by ken3c
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erica

California

4.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh yes, it made me smile. I consider myself quite lucky to have tried this lovely fruity brew.. It's a dark black coffee colour with a brownish head, smells wonderful- raspberries dominate, with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar even. Very sweet and roasty. The taste was excellent as well, again, lots of raspberry flavour swimming around in my mouth, fruity and quite tart actually, and a big roasty toasty undercurrent kind of helping the berries along around my tongue, through my teeth, and down my throat. This is also very thick, almost too thick, but it's not bad because of the tartness of the raspberries. It cuts it a little. Drinkability, yes. I'd love to have another. However, because of the thick sweetness I wouldn't want too many in one sitting... All in all a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2004 20:21:28 | More by erica
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